Articles | Volume 15, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12397–12411, 2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 12397–12411, 2015

Research article 09 Nov 2015

Research article | 09 Nov 2015

Putting the clouds back in aerosol–cloud interactions

A. Gettelman

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Aerosols affect cloud properties, and the radiative effects of clouds. Human emissions of aerosol particles and precursors may alter the radiative effects of clouds. This is generally a cooling effect that offsets other warming effects of human emissions of gases. Simulating these aerosol effects on clouds are highly dependent on the formulation of the microphysical (cloud droplet scale) processes. This work uses model simulations to show these effects are large, and depend on certain processes.
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